Dentists all over the country have reported a significant increase in interest in cosmetic dentistry in the last decade, with many patients aiming to emanate their favourite celebrities. With models, actors, TV personalities and members of the Royal Family flashing flawless sets of pearly whites, more and more of us are looking for a perfect celebrity-style smile. Here are some of the most sought-after smiles:
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex
Meghan Markle was best known for starring in the US sitcom Suits before she met Prince Harry and subsequently became the Duchess of Sussex. A style icon famed for her understated, natural beauty, the Duchess quickly became an inspiration for dental patients all over the land. Meghan’s sparkling white, naturally beautiful smile is a hugely popular alternative to the megawatt, Hollywood style that dominated the glossy magazine covers a decade ago.
Julia Roberts has long been a torch-bearer for pristine white smiles. Since appearing in cult movies in the 1980s and 1990s, the US actress’ smile has been shown to dentists all over the world. Roberts, star of Pretty Woman to name just one of her smash hits, is known for dazzling smile, glowing skin and natural beauty.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
Another champion of the natural smile, Kate Middleton topped lists of the most popular celebrity smiles after images of the beaming duchess were broadcast all over the globe on her wedding day in 2011. Kate is known for her warm personality, and can often be seen greeting people at events and occasions with a wide, radiant smile.
A bona fide national treasure of the noughties, Cheryl Cole inspired a trend for glowing white teeth, with veneers and tooth whitening becoming increasingly popular. Veneers were once only associated with the rich and famous, but they are now accessible to everyone, and there’s a vast range of treatment options available.
Miley Cyrus is never backwards in coming forwards when it comes to striking a pose, and it’s no wonder. The former Hannah Montana star turned pop princess has a stunning smile, which she obviously feels extremely comfortable showing off. Miley has had treatment in the past to straighten her teeth, and the snaps published on social media today show just what can be achieved by amazing modern orthodontic treatments.
Hollywood’s golden boy, Zac Efron, is famed for his good looks, but his smile hasn’t always been as perfect as it is today. The handsome star of High School Musical and The Greatest Showman had undergone orthodontic and cosmetic teeth whitening with spectacular results.
One of the world’s most famous singers, Celine Dion is known for her vocal range, as well as her beautiful smile. Pictures of the Canadian songstress reveal a flawless set of teeth, which has been created using veneers, a hugely popular cosmetic dental treatment.
Gossip Girl actress, Blake Lively is one of the most photogenic stars on the red carpet, and her glowing, wide smile is most certainly a contributing factor. Photos from the past suggest that Blake has a naturally straight smile, which may have been enhanced with minor cosmetic treatment, including tooth whitening.
One of the most famous brace-wearers of all time, 90s icon Gwen Stefani officially made train-tracks cool. Having sported braces with pride, Gwen now has a perfectly aligned, bright, white smile.
US star Matt Damon isn’t just blessed with acting, writing, and producing talents. He also has a great looking smile. Damon, who tends to shun the limelight with the exception of a few high-profile events, can often be seen sporting a huge grin.
Celebrities have undoubtedly influenced cosmetic dental trends over the years. While the ultra-bright Hollywood smile ruled supreme a decade ago, many people now favour a more natural, subtle look sported by many of the famous faces listed above. Very few people are lucky enough to have naturally perfect smiles, but thanks to incredible cosmetic, orthodontic and restorative treatments, it’s now possible for anyone to have a smile worthy of the red carpet.